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CSPAN
Mar 16, 2011 7:00am EDT
to "washington journal" on this wednesday, march 16, 2011. the latest from japan -- "the new york times" headline -- "second reactor may have ruptured." first, let's start with the war in afghanistan. do you think it is worth fighting? a "the washington post" abc news poll says 2/3 of americans say it is not. the numbers -- we also have a line set up for active duty military. you can also e-mail us and we are on twitter. we will read your tweets on the air this morning. this is the story in "the washington post" yesterday looking at the war in afghanistan. "the afghan war is not worth fighting, most in the u.s. say." host: what do you think? is the war in afghanistan worth fighting? do you think it has been productive so far? if you think this time for a pullout? fairfax, virginia. jack joins us. good morning. caller: good morning. i had a comment about the war and one other comment. i do not think it is worth fighting. we're spending $2 billion per week and countless companies are just taking this money. it cannot be accounted for. that is why i think the republicans are all four wards because t
CSPAN
Mar 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
to friday's earthquake that killed more than 10,000. japan's prime minister says it was the worst crisis since world war ii. while japan works to control its nuclear facilities from a third explosion, here and the united states, some lawmakers are asking for a halt to our nuclear power facilities. your thoughts on the that this morning. we will begin with "the new york times" and their head line. "u.s. nuclear push may be in peril." also this morning, it notes and "the washington post" -- a wary look at u.s. nuclear plants. regulators are reviewing license applications for 20 reactors -- yesterday on the sunday show, senator joseph lieberman, independent, talked about whether or not to have a temporary halt on nuclear power. here is what he had to say. >> we have 104 nuclear power plants in our country. every year, once a year, fema, nuclear regulatory commission, they go through emergency planning to see what they would do if it's a disaster struck. -- if a disaster struck. the reality is we are watching something unfold and we do not know where it is going regarding nuclear power plant
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
, and continuing crises in japan and the budget story at home. the most significant new was story. we will go to your phone calls right away to hear what is most important to you in a week of unfolding big issues. we will go to the newspapers as we are waiting for your calls. as you can see, britain, france, and the united states are lined up for air strike against coffee -- gaddafi. it suggests in the newspapers the airplanes may well immediately. "the chicago tribune" tells us american officials expect the united states would do the heavy lifting in a campaign that may include air strikes on tanks and artillery and at the same time u.s. officials cautioned the united states and allies intend to limit their involvement, allowing for no troops on the ground. the libyan story, japan story, and the budget situation at home. the continuing resolution that punts the decisions on the budget until the beginning of april. they left town this friday morning. we would like to hear which of these stories are most important to you this friday morning. let's begin with a call from san antonio, texas. rob
CSPAN
Mar 26, 2011 7:00am EDT
not abandon also the japan. we have not abandoned them. wherever we have investment ties. it is up to the country to look out and make sure that our investments bring a return. i think the president is a good soldier. he should keep his head up even though people comment that attack him attacked his personality, attacked his demeanor. he's a good soldier and he does not address that. he should keep fighting and holding our red white, and blue flag. host: we're going to continue our discussion on what you think the president ought to say in his address on monday regarding the u.s. involvement in libya. but right now we're going to take a break and talk about what's happening in canada and joining us is david akin, national bureau chief of the ottwa sun to help us understood what's happening. guest: hi. host: on the front page of your paper, tory's lose confidence of the house and the mps off to the races. tell us what's going on. guest: that's the front page in all our papers right across the chain in canada today. kind of an odd thing. we'r
CSPAN
Mar 21, 2011 7:00am EDT
. one is honing her presidential qualifications. we will talk about japan in a few moments. this is the latest from "usa today." the death toll rises in japan. people are still being found alive. and 80 year old wrapped in a blanket found nine days after the earthquake in the tsunami hit. she and her grandson were rescued from their home in northern japan. phoenix, ariz.. what should the u.s. mission in libya be? caller: we should not be there right now. we are in bad shape energy wise, no renewable energy program like we should have. we are trying to get oil, in this case libya. next time maybe venezuela. that is instead of focusing on clean energy, not those that come down a radioactive plumes. nuclear is not clean energy. that is absurd. we are trying to get oil under any condition. right now it is libya. then iran and venezuela. read"shock doctrine." there will be a military coup in libya. there'll be no leadership for resistance. the military will take over and we will fund a ton of money to them. then we will privatize the oil industry and trigger it over to big oil i
CSPAN
Mar 12, 2011 7:00am EST
association. >> video this morning courtesy of al-jazeera. this is the nuclear reactor in japan. according to the associated press, an explosion there destroyed a building housing the reactor. and also there are fears that it could melt down after being hit by the earthquake and tsunami there in japan. again, those reports saying that large amounts of radiation were coming out in the evacuation around the plant expanded. but officials didn't know how dangerous at this time the leak was to people. again that courtesy there from al-jazeera this morning of the plant. now, in related use, there are also reports this morning as far as those who are affected, 1,300 dead, 2,000 people in emergency shelters. as you see there, people waiting on top of buildings to be rescued by various means this morning. this courtesy of n.h.k. and also there and 50,000 emergency crews. we registered in finding out from you in our first 45 minutes this morning if what we were seeing in japan, not only with the disaster, but also in the reaction from the japanese authorities there, could prove threatening for the u
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2011 7:00am EDT
national cable satellite corp. 2011] . . a big part of the story today in japan. the headline to date is a partial meltdown at two separate reactors. there is a lot being written here about the u.s. nuclear program as well. a headline in "the washington post." "safety concerns continue to hinder the sector." we wanted to rescue a bit more about this this morning. this is making most of the headlines at this point. what should the effect be a hone u.s. nuclear program? for republicans, 202-737-0001. for democrats, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. we will get to your calls in a couple of minutes. jonathan sobel is online with us. paint a picture of japan. caller: i am supposed to -- i suppose that we will start with the nuclear situation. they have started to pour see water on the nuclear reactors to cool them down. remember, there was a dramatic explosion yesterday from hydrogen building up in the first one. >> talk to us about the concerns -- host: talk to us about the concerns. caller: we are getting regular updates from outside the plant. they are peaking as the authori
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
him. so now he is in something -- like crabs coming out of japan, being pulled down by everyone. what is right? what is wrong? president bush was too fast to go into war. they say he is too slow. he is going to take his time to see if he is right and do the right thing by people, not just black people, ever ready. this man loves everybody. you got white people that created this mess and that is coming down on him like he did it. something is wrong with this world. we see things going on and look at it in an abstract way. was notthis war started by president obama. we did not start having money shortage from president obama. he is the first black african american president. you white people sitting around a pole and give your opinion about things. -- around tables and give your opinions about things. you always have done best. this. guehost: our thanks to al- jazeera that is showing us what is going on in libya. from "the new york times", the allies open the air assault on gaddafi forces. residents interviewed. there was heavy fighting and the city center and pro-gaddafi snipers could
CSPAN
Mar 11, 2011 7:00am EST
this morning of some of the aftermath of the tsunami in japan. you can see the flooding and fighters. let me show you a couple of other pictures. this is from china. look at the floating vehicles submerged and the flooded streets in the miyagi region of japan. this is what it was like for people in a bookstore in a japanese city as the ceiling started to fall in the aftermath of the earthquake. big, international story affecting millions of people on the pacific rim and lots of news coverage will be coming out as the death tolls become clear and also the damage. we are going to talk national politics today and we want to move to wisconsin. with the union vote in the assembly, the legislation is now sent to the governor for a signature. a reporter for "the wisconsin state journal" is on the phone with us. tell us about what the mood was like inside the chamber as the legislation passed. guest: hostile. there was about an hour or two of debate yesterday. the republicans called off debate and voted as they filed out of the chamber. their democratic colleagues, along with some protesters shouted
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2011 7:00am EDT
. news out of japan this morning, after a third explosion yesterday at the nuclear power facility. all eyes are on the situation there. we will keep you updated as we go along this morning. we begin with your thoughts on whether military retirees should pay more for health care? secretary gates is expected to make another push to require retirees to pay more in fees. congressional debates on the issue begins wednesday. we have a special line for retirees and active members. all others, you can see the lines they are separated by democrats and republicans and independents. let's take a look at an article about this on this morning. defense secretary gates finds himself pitted against retired service members, one of washington's powerful and most beloved constituencies. date is back with a far more modest proposal to raise premiums. we want to get your thoughts on this this morning. what do you think? a little bit more from the "washington post." we will go to kevin who is a democrat in baton rouge, louisiana. caller: i think that everybody, especially the situation that the country is i
CSPAN
Mar 23, 2011 7:00am EDT
this month. usa today has a story about the situation in japan growing and have an impact here in the united states. we will talk about exports and imports and how this plays into japan later on in the program. before our last phone call, i want to show you what colonel gaddafi had to say late yesterday evening about the situation in libya. >> all the muslim armies have to take part in this battle against the crusaders. their protest all over the world to help you come in asia, and africa, in america, in europe. they are people against their own leaders. we will been -- we will win, we will be victorious, we will not surrender. host: an independent in north carolina, your the last phone call. what do you think? caller: thank god for c-span and. i am from south carolina, and only heard it once, our leaders met behind closed doors, which is illegal. i keep hearing about going to cut, going to cut. i walked into my nearby pharmacy and they didn't know and i did not know that my medicaid had been cut. and they were not -- i'm a diabetic with kidney failure, but i could not get my insulin pills o
CSPAN
Mar 25, 2011 7:00am EDT
and dissolution of the parliament, local councils, and the secret agencies. in japan, the latest from the ap says japanese nuclear safety officials say they suspect the reactor core at one unit of the troubled fukushima nuclear power plant may have breached. "usa today" goes with this story. it profiles what is happening at the plant and says japan workers risk lives to try to control the radiation. another story related to japan -- fears rise about selling off of u.s. debt. rising concern that demand for capital by japan may lead it to sell off huge holdings -- speaking of what is happening in washington and politics in general, we have some stories related to that. john boehner facing tea party pressure, reports "the wall street journal." on state tea party activists have access to speaker john boehner, more than any lobbyist would envy. they meet twice a month and their e-mails are answered quickly. but that does not seem to be enough to turn them into loyalists. all i of conservatives are preparing to call 1000 of mr. boehner's donors betty is not doing enough to block the debt limit increase
CSPAN
Mar 24, 2011 7:00am EDT
or three years. italy, ireland, japan, portugal, greece, along with belgium, hungry, spain -- canada and portugal and britain -- both have austerity budgets proposed, past, or rejected. portugal -- stephen harper, vote of confidence. what is going on? guest: portugal is next-to-last in the sovereign fiscal some -- greece is last but they have a serious problem, more serious than ours. they also cannot have over 60% of the world's global reserve currency so they have to make tough choices. frankly, they waited too long. to there are going to end up engaging in a very difficult austerity measures very quickly because they waited too long. here is the key. the night -- united states does not exempt from the laws of prudent finance. if we wait too long we will have to do the same thing -- make dramatic spending cuts, draconian changes in social insurance programs and significant tax increases all of the sudden and ordered to be able to stabilize the markets and restore confidence. we don't have to do that, but we need to start soon if we want to avoid that. host: your conclusion, which y
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2011 7:00am EDT
evacuation of americans last night of the japan. here in washington, we are covering hearings with the head of the u.s. geological survey, also the head of fema -- both of those will be alive today on c- span3. on the floor of the u.s. senate, the continuing resolution, a three week temporary extension of government funding. that will go on to the president for his signature. on the floor of the house of representatives, they will take a bill to defund npr, national public radio. the mid-afternoon vote is expected there. we want to get your thoughts for this first 40 minutes of "washington journal." democrats -- (202)737-0002. republicans -- (202)737-0001. independents -- (202)628-0205. the houses in at 9:00 a.m. eastern today, so we will have just the two-hour "washington journal." "the washington post" shows workers carrying the body removed from a village following the tsunami and the earthquake did the headline says "anxiety over nuclear plant deepens. the u.s. appraisal is more dire than japan's." we learned that yesterday. the state department is offering to is that we americans from
CSPAN
Mar 28, 2011 7:00am EDT
blood on his hands. host: thank you. in "usa today" this morning "in japan, nuclear water source is far from clear." host: back to the phones. henderson, kentucky on the line for independents. robert, you are on the "washington journal." caller: good morning. blessed morning to all. host: robert, turn down your television. that will help out a lot. caller: 1 second. i have it right here. host: what do you think about the u.s. involvement and should it involve regime change? caller: as a former moslem, i think it is absolutely disgraceful for the united states of america to be trying to change in regime they are not responsible for. you cannot go around trying to govern the world. the united states is not responsible for the libyan people. they have selected muammar gaddafi as their leader. america has a history of ignoring brutality tyrannical type of behavior around the world. however, when it seems to involve muslims or persons of color, america turns the other cheek. she loves the oil out of libya. she loves to suck the oil out of nigeria. the berlin conference is a historical docume
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
journal" discusses the nuclear situation in japan. the u.s. keeps quiet over radiation, is the headline. the head of the nuclear commission will be our guest on our newsmakers program. you can watch it tomorrow starting at 10:00. he will take questions from reporters concerning what is going on. that program is 10:00 tomorrow morning in the 6:00 tomorrow evening on c-span. he will talk about the latest stemming from what is going on in japan. maryland, republican line. caller: i think we are being hypocrites. we say nothing about israel. them killing innocent palestinian men, women, and children. we give them billions of dollars and ask them to stop building settlements. they tell us to go to hell. i think we are doing a good thing to put more pressure on gaddafi. host: are you comfortable with the level of involvement right now? caller: yes. host: ohio, democrats line. caller: what are we going to do if they knock down some of our pilots? are we going to see water bordering over there? what will we do with collateral damage? i have no idea on how i would answer my own question. i am th
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2011 7:00am EDT
viewers and then we will come back and talk about more. >> what japan showed us is when the even less in longer than our assumptions, we should not leave the operators with no choices. when it lasted longer than their assumed duration, they were left with no options, and the reactor was overheated and damaged. we need to do a better job of increasing the reliability that we either restore power from the grid or the generators, but also provide the operators with something else should those very dedicated and intense efforts fail, so they're not left with any options other than a miracle. miracles are great, but you cannot rely on them. we need to increase the odds that things are corrected before the blackout ends . host: what do you make of that? guest: i think we are learning from these examples. we are learning what not to do, and we are learning from natural gas. let's learn from what happened, the tragedy in japan. we need nuclear power, though we need to make sure we learn from that, extend battery lives, and make sure that the power -- problem is not replicated. host: you would
CSPAN
Mar 22, 2011 7:00am EDT
was not in congress when the vote took place then. an update on japan. here is "the baltimore sun." "day of gains, setbacks at nuclear plant." "attacks, that came despite fervent efforts to prevent the further release of radioactive material." also this morning in the papers are plenty of stories about the former republican governor from minnesota, temple and take -- from minnesota, tim pawlenty is setting up an exploratory committee. little that there's exploratory against the former governor's run. lots in the papers today about his decision. here's another piece from "usa today." "top republican fund-raisers in standby mode." the story says that the republican party's biggest fund- raisers were made on the sidelines. only about 60 of the 430 leaders have donated to the campaign accounts of next year's potential presidential contenders. one last phone call on this question -- congress's role attack in libya. let's go to florida. democratic line, go ahead. caller: good morning. i think it is rather outrageous that president obama should let himself be dragged into something that he does not quit
CSPAN
Mar 27, 2011 7:00am EDT
it the largest public debt in japan hit a wall. the japanese debt is about double the size of its $5 trillion economy. it is not a question of whether they are too big to fail. many of the photographs have become part of the picture two weeks after the earthquake and tsunami struck japan. the crisis in japan and the impact on global economics. springfield, ill., back to your calls, republicans only, what issues will define the gop primary next year? good morning. caller: i think the biggest issue is for whoever the candidate or is is for them to espouse conservative values. if they are very conservative in their policy or the programs that they put forth, that will attract a lot of the common americans whether they are democrats or republicans or independents. i think most americans espousing those views. to me, it will be about conservatism and pocketbook issues. it will be about whether or not they feel they are better off than they were four years ago. i don't see that happening. i think there is a malaise and a true conservative candidate will be able to marshal the forces to be elected i
CSPAN
Mar 29, 2011 7:00am EDT
large-scale humanitarian assistance in japan, it does not diminish." collins of maine said this. "i remain troubled that the president did not seek congressional consent in the absence of a national emergency. libya does not affect our country's vital interest." the president talked about who will lead and when. here is what he had to say. >> this transfer from the united states to nato will take place on wednesday. going forward, the lead in enforcing the no-fly zone and protecting civilians on the ground will transition to our allies and partners. i'm fully confident that our coalition will keep the pressure on gaddafi's remaining forces. in that effort, the united states will play a supporting role, including intelligence, logistical support, search and rescue assistance, and capabilities to jam regime communications. because of this transition to a broader nato-based coalition, the risk and cost of this operation to our military and to american taxpayers will be reduced significantly. host: james in oklahoma city, an independent. what did you think? ofler: i've never been a fan
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2011 7:00am EDT
.n. world food program has delivered so far $2 million worth of aid to japan, but the agency said today that japan still needs much more temporary shelter. sanitation help and health equipment. finally, another member of the britain house of commons has been sentenced to prison for making fraudulent expense -- fraudulent expense claims. jim divine has been sent to prison for filing bogus invoices for cleaning and printing work, totaling more than $13,000. a total of three to 92 current and former british legislators have been ordered to pay a total of 1.1 million pounds and expenses. >> you are watching c-span, bringing you politics and public affairs. every morning it is open quote washington journal," our live call-in program about the news of the day. weekdays, watch live coverage of the u.s. house. weeknights coming congressional hearings and policy forums. also, supreme court oral arguments. on the weekend, see our signature programs. on saturday, "the communicator's." on sunday, "newsmakers." you can also watch our program at c-span.org, and it is searchable in our c-span video li
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2011 7:00am EST
. but when countries start to default, like ireland, like greece. like japan. and they will. they'll have sovereign defaults. money will rush back in this country. but then it will rush back out. none of the new spending was paid for by reducing. we just put another $1 trillion in stimulus in the economy. we don't need to put any more stimulus in the economy. we need a more efficient government. government doesn't produce anything. we need those dollars to go into productive capacity that will actually grow the economy and grow jobs. caller: good morning. cold up there? guest: yes. caller: the fact is we have a $14 trillion debt. but let me argue why i think that might be a good thing. let's imagine the united states with all the debt, let's say we have a surplus of money, but the thing with that is i feel the government isn't just going to sit on a pile of cash. if they have a surplus of money, they are just going to grow and take more of our civil liberties. so the fact that we're in debt, it's making government shrink. and i think that's a good thing. host: senator? guest: well, this i
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